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thousand customeessin baltimore city rrmain without ppwer onnght.the cityyhas opennd emergency shelters with air conddtioning and beds paul gessser is live at a shelter in nnrthwest baltiiore, which is still waitiig on its first gueet. only a few people pave walked through these ddors at the baltimore junior academy on west coldspring lane.those people have come in to take a load off, grab a free drink of water.nobody stayed here lastnight-- the first niggt his shelttr was was pen i just got bbck from theeother emergency shelter in the 1400 block of east federal street. those cots haven't even been set up yet.they're still in the boxes-- because, no one came in there oo shelter either.all the while, people here in the neighborhood feel the city was not prepared for this kind of storm. 3 3&"they need to have people set up so they can puutthem in all the different aaeaa nd help out everyyody. help everybbdy out. we've been out evee sincc " frrday.""it's been a slow day and that may be a littleegoodd because i think family members are all really pitching in now good bbcause i
on that coming up at 6:00. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore city police want to know who shot a man in the head last night killing him at the scene. 11 news is working to learn more about what happened on mickey avenue about 10:30 last night. the only thing we know is the victim's name, brandon. they have no leads i possible suspects or motive, so anyone with information should call baltimore city police. >> lawmakers joining the effort calling upon lawmakers to raise the federal minimum wage in hopes of making a around $10 an hour and by 2014. lowell melser was at city hall wary rally was held and joins us with the latest. >> right now, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 which comes out to $15,000 per year. earlier today, baltimore lawmakers were pledging and calling out for raising the rate. >> ladies and gentlemen, we're here today to demand that congress pass the rebuild america act which would raise the federal minimum wage for nearly 30 million american workers. >> tuesday, baltimore city council president flanked by other leaders including the mayor calling out on washington t
. an arrest at the preakness is at the center of the dispute between a man and the baltimore city police department. a woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter and punching an officer. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone, erasing his version of the incident. >> citizens have a right to -- as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing their jobs out there in public to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is no longer an issue. last year they released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the orioles could not finish off a sweep of the indians last night. fans cannot be happier with the season so far. football fans are cheering the ravens return to training camp today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. veterans will join them. the rest of the team is expected
of medical distress and were taken not to be checked out. baltimore city police are investigating a suspicious death in downtown baltimore. just after 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the report of a possible shooting on the 300 block of south charles street. it found an adult male with trauma to his upper body. the victim later died at the hospital. so far, detectives have not been able to find any evidence to indicate that a shooting occurred at the scene could and autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death maryland state police are searching for a driver who they say hit a man on the ramp from i-7 to the inner loop of the beltway and kept going. -- i guess 70 to the inner loop of the beltway and get going. he was standing next to his disabled vehicle this morning. he was struck by a passing vehicle that did not stop at the scene. there is no information or a description of the striking vehicle. police are asking anyone who might have information to call them. police officers in the eastern district of baltimore city spent the day getting to know residents the pro
of downed wires and as we slide into baltimore city still talking about the issues due to the sink hole issue and again monument street affecting parts of north glover street. use route 40 as an alternative route. and the tunnels this morning, they are going to be jammed. 895 northbound between exit 7 and 8 we have roadwork as you head into harbor tunnel. and as you head towards fort mchenry tunnel, expect a slow go into the toll plaza due to long-term construction patterns going into the fort mchenry toll plaza. outside we go 95 at 695 looking towards the southwest. pretty good looking commute. another check on traffic coming up in less than 10. charley. >>> back to breaking news we told you about at 4:30. some people in baltimore county may have to find a new place to live temporarily. a two-alarm fire damaged units in an apartment building on yener lane in randeltown. and sherrie johnson is live on the scene. we understand -- randallstown. and sherrie johnson is live on the scene. those living at the complex tell quite a story. >> reporter: that's right. we have all new information f
. >> was the recording of an arrest at the center of the dispute between this man and a baltimore city police department. at the incident, officers attempted to arrest a woman, she is on the ground with a bloody nose. police claim she is intoxicated and assault the dimon have a ticket counter. video turns up on youtube. >> the police officers saw he was recording and they surrounded him. the strong armed him into giving up his farm. the deleted all of the video including many videos of his young son. >> the aclu sued baltimore city police and now the aclu wants all police departments to set guidelines explaining citizens have their right to record the actions of officers. they also want officers to receive training so that they know the policy. >> as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record police officers to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police released a general order j16, a collective stance following lessons learned from the past. >> it basically outlines citizens have a right to videotape in a public place as long as
.s. department of justice got involved. a man and a baltimore city police department. a man was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone. >> as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing the jobs out in public to keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is the lumber an issue. there released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. if any of lizard breaks the guy like, they faced department sanctions. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. ravens training camp officially begins later today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. keith mills will have more on training camp coming up on sports. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. the first u.s. catholics learned his fate today. >> a pencil player mayor could be in contempt of court -- a pennsylvania mayor could be in contempt of court. ♪ ♪ ♪
for baltimore city police commissioner fred bealefeld who left an impact on charm city going after criminals determined to catch the bad guys with guns. according to city leaders, bealefeld wants to spend more time with his family and will officially retire coming up tomorrow. >>> everyone heads to ocean city for a good time on the boardwalk and the beach and the restaurants. it's hard not to enjoy yourself. but this morning, we have a warning for you. and sherrie johnson is is here with more and specifically, what are police saying for those heading to ocean city. >> reporter: within the past month, there's been three attempted sexual assaults at ocean city. police warn women to be extra careful in this resort town. authorities with the ocean city police department say someone is targeting young females finishing up a night of partying and taking advantage of the situation. on each attempted assault, the girls were able to fight back and get away from the attacker. now police tell us all three of the attacks happened between 15th and 62nd street in ocean city. >> we would strike to -- try t
problems that are continues in baltimore city. east monument closed between wolfe street and patterson park avenue because of that sink hole. take orleans street or madison avenue for that matter. also we have a closure west franklin and park heights remains closed between violet and omen. watch out for that water main break that has two right lanes blocked, east lombard at light street. things are moving along just fine on the west side of the beltway. for instant traffic updates any time you can always count on us at wjz.com. don, back to you. >> thank you . >>> here's what people are talking about this morning. the search continuing for the man who kidnapped vie ripken earlier this week. police have new clues in the case. mike schuh is live with the story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. if there's ever a crime in public one of the first thing police look for is surveillance photos. in this case they have them. >> look, here's the man police say kidnapped vie ripken at gunpoint from the garj -- garage of her home. . >> he was wearing a white shirt, a long white shirt, blu
online at wbaltv.com. a baltimore city police detective is off the force tonight after admitting to stealing groceries. just the latest piece of troubling news being followed from the city police department. prosecutors claim that in march, darlene early's daughter ran at nearly four hundred dollars for the groceries for only about $100 for her mother, as a security guard watched the transaction. early was required to resign today after admitting that that. city fire chief james clack says he is serious about negotiating a raise for firefighters yesterday. a contract extension with an 18% salary hike for him was approved. it sparked outrage from union members said their latest contract offer amounts to a decrease in the galerie -- in the hourly rate. >> if the firefighters don't get a raise next year, i will donate my whole race to the fire foundation, which is a non- profit that goes to benefit firefighters who are injured or killed in a line of duty. >> the latest offer on the table would move firefighters to the three-shift system where the average work week would be 56 hours
of those can be strong, especially north and west of town. >> baltimore city police are awaiting autopsy results that could give them more information about a body found over the weekend. officials say the decomposed body of a woman was found sunday afternoon in north baltimore in the charles village area. police say there are no signs of foul play or forced entry. officials say the autopsy should be released later this week. a man that used to work of several maryland hospitals is accused of affecting -- infecting at least 30 people in a new hampshire hospital with hepatitis c. he is accused of stealing powerful and aesthetics, injecting himself, and then refilling the syringes with saline. they relate to use on patients. he worked at the baltimore veterans medical center, john hopkins hospital, and maryland general from 2008 until 2010. those hospitals will notify patients who might have been exposed, with instructions for follow-up. new rules go into effect today for abortion clinics in maryland. clinics will have to allow -- apply for licenses and will have to abide by stricter guide
in baltimore city and surrounding counties. these centers will be be opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. now each center will have cool air and free water. baltimore city housing has opened two shelters overnight for people without power. just giving them a place to stay. we are under a code red heat alert through today and health officials recommend you remember to drink plenty of water or juice, avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light colored clothing. during the extreme heat check on your senior citizens as well. make sure they are safe. you can log onto abc2news.com for a complete list of the cooling centers and we have information here and we have the address and telephone numbers for you so you know where to go. and that's all located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> more crews are arriving in maryland bringing the total up to a level it was after hurricane irene last year. for a lot of people, that's not good enough. angela says she he lost power friday night along with her entire neighborhood in randallstown and can't remember how many times she says she called bge and
annapolis with the latest. >> concerns include the lack of movement to get baltimore city approval, their debt, and have not gotten construction financing. >> we have determined that the applicant has met the applicable requirements. >> this is what they have in mind. 307 -- 3750 slots, 4,000 parking spots. >> we are decided to come to baltimore city. it's good for us. it's good for the city. >> the facility will be just south of m & t bank stadium. it will become the second- largest one in maryland and operate under the harrah's brand. >> the spectrum noted a concern about the high debt burden and recommended that the commission monitor this annually. >> there have been no construction documents completed or prepared from november when you appeared before us. >> they blame it on changes to design. they expect to give the city where they need to move forward in september. officials are sure it would also be completed in september. the casino will give baltimore another $16 million in revenue. the mayor will use it to lower the property tax rate. >> we feel confident if they are not
. baltimore city we have an accident off 83 and construction will continue certainly a long-term project we will have to deal with monument street is closed down again probably subject to closure over the next several days involving that sink hole. outside for a live shot and we will show you 95 at eastern avenue pretty smooth sailing thus far right now. we will talk more about traffic that's coming up in just a little bit. and there's the shot charley look at that beautiful shot. 695 and harford road. >> 5:33 on this friday morning. back to break news for. you some in baltimore county looking for a place to stay after a two-alarm fire broke out overnight. started around 2 this morning. and abc2 news sherrie johnson has the latest. you've been you can -- talking to people who were there when the fire started. >> reporter: they are telling me they believe that it started from a kitchen fire. but fire investigators are trying to figure out the exact cause. that's what neighbors that live here say and they say it's all very scary. they just heard smoke detectors going off loud noises and then
chance. >> thank you, john. for many baltimore city residents, 10:00 a.m. couldn't come fast enough, when the city began distributing ice in four different locations. >> i slept in my car one night and stayed in my house the other night and i can't take the heat no more. >> for people who can't take it anymore, and there are lots of them, baltimore city is giving away bags of ice. in the parking lot of the northwood plaza shopping center, it was a welcome sight on day two of no power. >> it's a blessing. i don't care if i have to go far, it's a blessing. thank you so much! >> people were allowed four bags and some came to get ice for elderly neighbors. >> some people won't have the means to replenish their food. fortunately for me, i will, but everybody won't number that situation. >> that's really nice because we need ice. food going bad real fast. >> it's humanity and people looking out for others that don't have. the quezada center on reisterstown road is serving as one of the city's cooling centers and cool is the word with lots of cold water, ice and a.c. we're told more than 1300 pe
reported four years ago. the city of baltimore is getting hundreds of millions of dollars from wells fargo bank to settle claims that the company had been engaging in discriminatory lending practices. kai reed is live outside city hall. we hear this is the second- largest beer lending settlement in the department's history. >> that is correct. the lawsuit first filed by the city of baltimore back in 2008 alleged that wells fargo steered minority home buyers into subprime loans simply because of the color of their skin. a settlement agreement has been made that includes a payout of $175 million in several metropolitan areas. 34,000 victims were identified and the lawsuits nationwide. the 1000 from the baltimore area will receive a total of $2.50 million in restitution. wells fargo will also provide four 0.5 borrows million to this city for lending assistance program -- $4.5 million to the city for lending assistance programs. the celebrated the victory this afternoon at city hall. >> today, it is not about the past. puts aside our legal challenges allows us to move forward palaver tillery o
today that will help baltimore city police fight crime. it will allow police to identify camera systems in close proximity to crime scenes. >> it will help to further reduce crimes in our neighborhood. >> she think the foundation for the grant helping to make this possible. >> the governor and house speaker met with the city to air out concerns about expanding gambling in the state. to city hall for the latest. >> the meeting lasted about 90 minutes at city hall. the delegation is a big voting bloc and they wanted assurances a sixth casino won't harm the city or its residents. no horse trading for votes, just the facts. the casino opens in prince george's county, what can be done to help baltimore from losing complete revenues to put toward the property-tax rate? >> you have provisions to make sure the city and county are held harmless in terms of local share. >> the local share is revenue used to offset the cost of hosting a casino. on the table is increasing baltimore city posture by 5%. >> we want to put it in a collective pot for anne arundel and baltimore city and to divided up so
we have a couple of problem areas in ball mother city. we have an accident -- in baltimore city. we have an accident at park heights and two closures because of the water main break, fleet street and east lombard at light street. as far as your over all travel times go, on the outer loop from 83 to 95, 61 miles an hour average. let's take a live look. nice and clear 95 just south of route 24. 795 at ownings mills, no problems to report. for the most accurate and update to traffic information you can count on us at wjz.com. >>> here's what people will be talking at today. the first funeral in the colorado theater shooting will be held later today as some survivors find reasons to celebrate life. katie medley gave birth to a son yesterday. she's in the same hospital where her husband, caleb is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head from friday 's shooting rampage that killed 12 people. >> she put hugo in caleb's arms and she was holding his hand when the baby was laying with caleb and his blood pressure and his heart rate went up. we know he could hear her. >> also in aurora, bat
spotted in baltimore city. we are told these men have failed to register on a weekly basis. anyone with informational about them, call the police. >> new details tonight regarding the investigation into violet ripken's induction. the aberdeen police department has released a photograph of the suspect. david collins has the latest on the search for that man. >> this is a picture of the suspect. please ask, do you know this man? if so, give us a call. aberdeen police believe this is the man who abducted violet ripken at gunpoint outside her home on tuesday. all white male, 180 pounds with short brown hair and glasses. correct it enough that individual, we asked them to call. >> a team of agencies is working on the case. the ever been police department is in charge. authorities have not developed a motive. police say her hands and feet were bound with duct tape and the suspect drove for a round in her car for some 24 hours and then abandoned her and the vehicle in her neighborhood. >> i saw a white sweater being weighed outside a car window. i asked the lady inside and she needed help
: a 12-year veteran with the baltimore city fire department, simmons was arrested monday. wjz has learned he had been arrested for human trafficking and prostitution back in 2010 but was never charged. >> as of this moment, he has been suspended without bay -- pay. and we will begin our preliminary investigation into this situation. >> reporter: police also seized several computers, flash drives, condoms, and sex toys, from inside the warehouse. ian knoll runs a business on the ground floor. >> i never thought for a second that anything of this type of magnitude would be taking place. not here. >> reporter: 33-year-old franklin coit, a convicted felon, is also charged with running a prostitution ring and after-hours club. he, too, was arrested for the same charges in 2010. >> reporter: we've learned that simmons has been taken to central booking. he faces a number of state charges before the federal charges. and those in themselves include human trafficking, gun charges and of course those prostitution charges. live at city police headquarters, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news.
in a section of baltimore city. >> even a day care center evacuated along with homes. what had firefighters and utility crews concerned. >> a couple of isolated she storms -- iso >> residents and employees in parts of baltimore city have been given the all clear. a natural gas leak this morning in locust point. city fire and dpw were on hand. a contractor was performing utility repairs and a gas rupture happened. the 1400 block of hubert street was affected. gas server should be working in the area right now. >> -- service should be working in the area right now. >> a couple of isolated showers on hd doppler, especially north and west of baltimore along the pennsylvania line. the showers have been in north county for a while now, putting rain in parts of said -- south central north county. it may drift farther toward the northern maryland line. up toward gettysburg as well. for most areas, it will be dry. isolated showers in parts of northern virginia and parts of talbot and dorchester counties on the eastern shore. some scattered showers. radar estimates show a slow moving set up in that c
is asked to call the police. the baltimore city police officer is recovering after an accident. this was the view around 11:00 friday morning. the multi-vehicle crash. minor injuries but no word on what caused the collision. a maryland state trooper was flown to shock trauma after his car was forced off the road and hit a fire hydrant. it happened late thursday in mount berry. -- mount airy. he was responding to a call when a vehicle steered into his lane. he is being treated for a possible head injury. east money mystery just got a little more complicated. a six-inch water main broke inside the sinkhole. the department of public works says that 50 units will be without water until sunday. officials are working to get the area back up and running as soon as possible, but until then, the roadway will remain closed. bge officials have asked state legislators for a rate increase. the hike is needed to make improvements that would comply with the reliability and public safety requirements. on average, rake-payers will receive a $12 increase in their gas and electric bill. if it is
in baltimore city. use extra caution this morning. this is the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. both loops are moving just fine with light volume. this is 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza. southbound traffic is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the continuing efforts by b.g.e. to restore all the power knocked out by friday storm. more than 170,000 customers without power. there were more than 240,000 without power yesterday morning at this time. crews have been restore power to more than 70,000 customers in the past 24 hours. b.g.e. crews had restored power to more that half a million customers in total since friday. be ge's is exercising a strict protocol -- b.g.e. is exercising strict protocol. they go after power feeders that clean to a large clusters of up to 2,000 customers. this is according to a b.g.e. spokesman. >> we need to plan for the worst and hope for the best. this could be a long restoration period. it could extend into the weekend. >> we will have a live interview coming up later this morning during our 6:00 a.m. hour. nadia ram
...it will not reduce revenue...from a future casino in baltimore city.(tarrant) "we'd like to see some additional dollars come from off the top to go towards school construction for baltimore city public schools."(rydell) "but some lawmakers say the complex gambling bill should not be forced through the general assembly in a two or three day special session in the middle of summer."(carter) "to me, there's no reason that we can't wait and handle it with other business during regular session and have it on the 2014 ballot."but gambling supporters...say to wait two more years...would then put maryland far behind other states...which already.... offer live table games. that's why they wantthe gambling issue debated...next month. john rydell, fox 45 news...late edition. lawmakers... have been... told... to... set aside... the week of... august 6th.../ for... the... session. 3 a goodwill mission turns into an international incident. how mitt romney enraged an entire kingdom in just enraged an entire how mitt romney enraged an entire kingdom in just eight hours. common sense says, let's
. >> and a couple of days, baltimore's city's top cop will be stepping down. and -- baltimore city's top couple of stepping down. >> is the commissioner announced in may that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the force. the last five, as you mentioned, as police commissioner. he is leaving behind a big shoes to fill. he got a problem with a baltimore sendoff. he threw out the first pitch at the orioles game. he says he will miss his job when he retires wednesday, but looking forward to what he will do next. >> something fun and far-less stressful. maybe my hair will grow back. i'm looking forward to it and i am anxious to get started. >> his career includes more than 30 years on the baltimore police force, the last five as commissioner. there's been a 45% drop in overall gun crime and the fewest number of homicides in 35 years. he attributes a lot of it to the change in culture. at the grass-roots activism. during his tenure, he became known as his passionate language for addressing crime in the city. >> i will not miss the opportunity to talk about bad guys with guns. for me, that has
with information is urged to call baltimore county police. >> baltimore city police say they need your help in locating a vehicle reportedly used in a homicide. investigators say three men took off in the victim's 2004 silver honda odyssey after shooting him several times. it happened around 10:00 p.m. sunday night in evisham avenue. detectives say the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. the victim, hammond bridges, died from his wounds. >> the man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in prince georges county is still undergoing a mental health evaluation. formal challenges -- charges still havhad to be filed. he told his supervisor he would attack the work place after a burning he was soon to be fired. he reportedly referred to himself as the joker. a search of his apartment uncovered dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of commission. charges have been filed against the man accused of killing 12 and wounding dozens more inside a colorado movie theater. james colmes has been charged with several crimes including 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. two
at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >>> a baltimore city man is behind bars charged with first degree murder. police say 20-year-old mark brown was driving with phillip weather ford in hartford county yesterday when they got into an argument. they say that's when brown stabbed weather ford who later died. he owns a funeral home in baltimore city. >>> the shooting in aurora, colorado is sparking a national debate on gun control just as a major court ruling could put thousands more weapons in the hands of marylanders. a federal judge has lifted a stay on his ruling that maryland's gun permit is unconstitutional. that means in two weeks marylanders will be able to carry handguns without having to show a good and substantial reason. >>> the first funeral following the theater shootings will be held in colorado today. this comes as this community dealing with a horrific act of -- random act of violence. ron matz is live with more. >> reporter: the first funeral for one wofr the victims will be -- for one of the victims will be held later today. this comes as colorado see firearms sale go through
been spotted in baltimore city. they are required to register on a weekly basis but we are told they failed to do so. anyone with information about their whereabouts should call police. new details tonight in the pin state jerry sandusky case. big the no. 2 has been identified, however his name remains a closely guarded secret -- victim number two. the victim's attorney plans to file a civil lawsuit against penn state after an internal investigation found that top university officials concealed the allegations against sandusky to avoid bad publicity. investigators have released the picture of a man wanted in the vi ripken abduction case. she was taken from roman aberdeen early tuesday morning and then returned 24 hours later -- she was taken from her home in aberdeen early tuesday. >> police are not revealing where their surveillance picture of the suspect was taken. they say could jeopardize the investigation, but identifying him is essential to solving the case. >> the man appears to be in his late 30's or early 40's. he had short brown hair and glasses. investigators are hopi
70. kent island and 67. >>> let's get a check of traffic. issues downtown and baltimore city and the water main break and lombard is closed. that will be for some time. if you are going to make a long weekend. we have issues to talk about. the bay bridge between drive and the bridge. we have construction that will slow the speeds up and send it out to 895 where there is con and all due to construction at this point. look at the speed 20 miles an hour as you approach the 69th stride exit. this is 695. it looks like a good sunrise. the roads are not too bad. another check on traffic coming up in a bit. >>> when it comes to food and kids, many know how difficult it is getting the children to make healthy cheeses. hear from one advocate and how you can help pick outed into can help them out down the road. >>> and animal control and police race to a home after calls from a dangerous animal in the backyard. why they left without taking that beast away. as we go to break a live look at harbor east. shops opening up to tell you about. j crew among them. back with more in a moment. le
in baltimore city. 895 into the route 2 frank first avenue a slowup due to -- due to constuck and toll plazas -- construction and toll plazas into the fort mchenry along # 5 northbound between toll plaz -- 95 northbound between toll plazas speeds have been knocked down. more construction delays towards the south moving along pennington avenue and ordinance road. you will see sighups due to construction. a live shot shows a -- not a bad looking shot. there's another shotfor you? we will show youch the drive times route 43 -- you. the drive times 95 to 83, 11 minutes and 795 to 95, just about 12 minutes. charley. >>> as masco mention monument street will be closed for a few days more while crews continue to repair the large srchg shoal. b -- searching hole. engineers are using radar technology to see other damage was done to pipes underneath the searching hole. >>> break news some in baltimore county will need a place to stay after a two-alarm fire that started after 2 this morning near the 3600 block of yeno lane. the fire is in randallstown and first called in officially at 2:30. 12 units dam
in baltimore city. sex offenses without fixed addresses are required to register on a weekly basis. anyone with information on them should call police. >> police now know what the suspect looks like in the vi ripken abduction. police are not revealing where the surveillance picture was taken. he has glasses and short brown hair. investigators are combing every inch of her car looking for clues. >> we should learn whether state lawmakers will be called back to annapolis for a special session on gambling. governor o'malley will hold a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m.. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. mitt romney is in london for the olympics. >> severe storms ripped through pennsylvania overnight. upe latest on the clean- efforts woman cover the nation. >> more on weather and traffic >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. there are a few clouds out there. as we look out across the city, we're starting off pretty mild. some 70's out there. the dew point temperatures are running pretty high. 73 at martin state airport. said the three in randallstown. expected to feel pretty sticky to star
closures expected in baltimore city through the course of the morning hours. certainly avoid that. let's looking at the beautiful shot. 695 showing us all clear and we will be talking more about the traffic and your weather together that's in less than ten minutes now onto you. >>> it's supposed to be a night of fun and celebration for fans of the film series batman. a big premier 12:01 friday night. many people thought what they saw was all part of the show in colorado. it was not the case as a gunman kills 12. let's go to colorado for the latest on this investigation. renee. >> reporter: well, the suspect is not cooperating with police. he is lawyered up and not answering questions. that's coming from the police chief in aurora, colorado. this hearing that will happen today, we are expecting it will be brief but it's the first time we see and hear from the suspected shooter. >> matt mcquinn. makalea medics. ver onicca oiz. >> reporter: one by one a city mourner promising never to forget those who died ann an emotional vigil. the community came together to grieve. >> tonight we reach
, baltimore city firefighters offered refuge to kids and parents who haven't had power in five days.the annual tradition took on special &pmeaning this year. lisa davis: 1.29.43 "it's like caaping in your own house. (laughter) i'm hoping it comes on soon."clive williams: 1.20.26 "not ideal, but there you go. there are a lot worst things in liie." firefighters shut off the valves att11:300ssme people in of four days before their power will be restored. as we mentioned... thousands almost a week after the storm. hhre's a look at the latest num. numbers.accorddng to b-g-e's website... total...anne prundel county...baltimore city... baltimore county... carroll county... howard county... b-g-e crews are working powee to ttousands of customers.crews at the command center ave been working round the clock since friday.b-g-e hass alled in a team of 38- hundred people.. including reiiforcments from otherr parious storm roles.... many of them working 12 hours shifts. "iq: you think about it, they literally hit the rack.... oq: to have those types of hours." hourr."b-g-e expects to work throughoot the w
. >>> right now, more than 53,000 customers in baltimore county are still without power. baltimore city, anne arundel county, and howard county are also struggling. in total, more than 147,000 bge customers in maryland are still out. for more details on the power restoration progress, vic carter is live with bge spokesman rob gould. >> rob, thanks again for joining us. you said you have the bulk of the people back online. but it's still going to take a while. >> yes. we have 80% or more restored. but it's really that 147,000 figure that we're ficked on now. and of course, -- fixed on now. and of course, if you're without power, you don't care how many are restored. you want to be restored. for all of these images we're showing you, it's just going to take sometime. >> what is the biggest challenge facing you at this time? >> trees, trees and more trees. this storm is as bad if not worse than a hurricane. and hurricane irene, what we saw there is pretty bad. this is real bad. we have trees all over the place, in places you wouldn't expect to see them having come down. and that's really posing
. here is sarah. ." >> good morning. we have closures in the city on light street between baltimore and lombard. we check air speed sensor on 95, at 62 miles per hour -- we check our speed sensor. it will take you 10 minutes to travel south on 95 from the beltway down towards 32. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update on greenspring, very light volume on the inner loop towards the j.f.x. no problems to report on the j.f.x. into town. we are tracking a smooth ride down towards the beltway on 795. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the suspected gunman in the theater shooting in colorado will make his first court appearance today. >> president obama was among those offering words of comfort. >> hallie jackson is live in our washington bureau. >> the president focused on the victims. he remembered their lives and their stories. ♪ balloons floated skyward at a vigil to remember 12 people killed in colorado. >> veronica sullivan. >> we will remember. >> the youngest, a little girl just 6 years old. some carried white roses. >> ♪ i once was lost >> family members of th
the alarm off. we also learned this afternoon that a baltimore city firefighter was rushed to the hospital battling a blaze in east baltimore. he suffered burns to his hand. at last check, the firefighter had been released and is off duty for the time being. the crew did get the flameout rather quickly. commissioner bielefeld has a few more days before he is officially retiring from the pores. with a proper baltimore first pitch today. he says the of honor. he's a the looking forward to retirement but he will miss his job. >> it's a bittersweet. 31 years in the city. everyone has treated me well. the people of baltimore have always taken great care of me and i tried to take great care of them. >> his last day on the job as wednesday. 100 days until election day and the candidates are wasting no time. for romney, a week of foreign interaction. what he had to say about jerusalem and iran. following more breaking news >> a woman critically injured in the colorado shooting has suffered a miscarriage. she is recovering from surgery but that the trauma caused the miscarriage. she may be paralyze
the sun. and emergency cooling centers are open in baltimore city, as well as several surrounding counties. we're also watching for the chance of storms in our region, as we take a live look outside right now. looks pretty. feels a lot different. let's go to bob turk right now. he's tracking the heat and first warning doppler radar. >> take a look at temperatures, still in the mid90s. d.c. just jumped to 100 degrees as you can see. but that dew point is so much higher. in fact, it's about 22 degrees higher than yesterday. so the 96 degrees we have right now and 100 in d.c., when you combine that with a high dew point, it feels like 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. d.c., 12 degrees warmer than yesterday but that makes it feel like 107 here and in d.c. yesterday at this time, it felt like 84. that's a big, big difference. 109 in pax river. 95 in ocean city, where it is quite a bit cooler. now, until 8:00 tonight, we have a heat advisory in effect. and to our north and northwest, severe thunderstorm watches until 10:00 tonight, including garrett county and some severe weather going on across
. >> protesters rallied against proposed tax breaks for the superblock project in west baltimore. the city board of estimates gave a thumbs-up to the project. the waiver would be followed by five years of incremental tax increases. the dispute between the mayor and joan pratt continues. pratt contends she is circumventing the procurement process using the phone equipment. >> what do i want a response to her comment. the contract saves the city money. >> in motion for a new phone system contract with ibm was -- >> the attorney for julius henson wants his client released from jail. his attorney filed a request citing the health of henson's mother. he is serving a 60-day jail sentence. a judge has denied that request. -- will learn the before the findings are release, at several key figures are defending themselves in the court of public opinion. we have the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> as jerry sandusky sits in a jock, some 08 another verdict. >> the mandate is clear. >> and state hired louis free -- ree. state hired louis fo >> this examination will look into any gaps and -- >> the
remains in the cecil county jail on the $200,000 bond. >>> baltimore city fire chief jim clack makes the decision regarding his controversial pay raise. his new contract gives him an 18% salary jump by 2018. the move has caused an uproar in the fire union since it comes as some firecompanies are being closed. today, chief clack says that firefighters do not get their pay raise, he will donate his to the city fire department's fire foundation. >>> well, we are enjoying another day of beautiful weather. lots of sunshine, with some scattered clouds. not too hot out there. just really perfect. meteorologist tim williams is updating our first warning conditions. >> >> we are looking at high pressure solidly in control in our forecast. but we have rain not too far from the south. but what that means is that clouds have been cast in our direction as a result of all of that shower activity and storms. all along that stationary front. that front was our friend. it's the front that changed all of our dynamics from the 100- degree temperatures a week ago. but it stalled to the south. clouds and
decades on the baltimore city police force. but now an officer is forced to resign in disgrace. mary is in the newsroom with more on this case. >> reporter: the detective and her daughter both pleaded guilty today to theft. police sayanderson undercharged her mother. as she brought groceries at this food depot. a security officer spotted what was going on and alerted managers. today, early received probation judgment. early must serve three months probation. >>> anderson received six months supervised probation. air a woman who injected potentially deadly substances. wjz is live in federal court. mike hellgren with more on the sentence and reaction to it. mike? >> vic, she says she was just trying to feed her family and told the judge she accepted responsibility. in addition to those three years, she get a $25,000 fine, far less than the $2 fifty,000 fine the government wanted. can't say anything. >> she said she was just trying to get people to feel better about themselves. never realizing the danger. federal prosecutors say it was industrial grade. the kind used in paint and furnit
of his car, skidded out of control and died. police say speeding is to blame. >>> grading baltimore city schools. new numbers show a slight improvement in education. but there is still a long way to go. wjz is live. rochelle ritchie is at city school headquarters in east baltimore with the results. rochelle? >> reporter: well, denise, the results are mixed and show the challenges ahead. >> reporter: superintendent dr. andres alonzo reveals the results for the 2012 assessment test. the results not wad but -- not bad but not good. >> reporter: the numbers matter. and they matter tremendously. >> reporter: baltimore city school's numbers remain fairly dorm ant to last year. math scores in grades 3 through 8 are up two percentage points in 2011, where 62% of students scored a proficient or advanced. this year, an increase of just 63%. >> summer school last year was all about math. because we knew that math was the subject that we needed to make the progress. >> reporter: focusing solely on math. the scores for reading was decreased nearly 2% from 69% to just under 68%. >> for new entrants in
encouraging women to set fitness goals and achieve them. 30-year-old kaitlyn of baltimore city math teacher was one of 10,000 submissions, her plan inspired fourth and fifth grade girls at edge wood elementary to run a mile. >> we would work out every day, monday through friday for about 45 minutes. in the end, they were able to accomplish their goal of running a mile and it was awesome. >> reporter: for ten weeks, kaitlyn tracked her progress online, vying for the chance to be one of the new faces of underarmor as one of their inspirational women and it works. >> you brought a whole new light to what underarmor is about and we're just really excited to have you have. >> reporter: under armour said it stood out the entire time. it was her selflessness that really made her shine. under armour sponsorship deal including training and gear. >> they get to work better in class and it was good for the overall kids. >> this is so good. >> reporter: under armour said the entire campaign was such a success, they plan to launch a similar one this fall. in baltimore city, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz ey
, wbaltv.com. it is now official, the baltimore city fire chief is getting a good sized pay raise in the contract extension. this is much to the dismay of the city firefighter union and at least to the elected officials. let's go live to city hall tonight for more on that story. >> the chief will get an 18% increase in pay, but let's put this in perspective. it will happen over the duration of his five-year contract. you have to give the fire chief credit for this fire deaths since 1938. he's established operation care to cut down on residents using ambulances as taxis and moving the fire department to a new computer dispatch system. >> our record of fire safety and the work he is doing is being recognized. >> the chief will receive a 18% raise in pay over the next five years. his current salary is more than $161,000 a year. the contract extension generated vigorous debate and protests at the city board vestments meeting. >> this increase is not negotiated with local 960. >> [inaudible] >> the firefighters' union zero did on the pay increase. comes as three fire companies face clo
was pronounced dead on the scene. state police are waiting on the medical examiner's report. baltimore city police officer is recovering from minor injuries after a car crash downtown. it happened friday night. we're told another person was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. still no word on the circumstances surrounding the crash or who was at fault. city officers are looking for suspects in two overnight shootings, both in west baltimore. the first have been around 10:30 on friday night. we're told the victim was able to walk to the hospital for treatment for gunshot wound to the paste. an 18-year-old man was shot on baker street. he was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound in the lower back. he is expected to survive. both men were involved in physical altercations leading up to the shootings. police are asking for your help in locating in missing teenager. 15-year-old cameron wilkerson was last seen on thursday on edison avenue. he was last seen wearing a white shirt with white shorts and black sneakers. we're told he suffers developmental disabilities. anyone with information
a formal complaint. . >> the latest fatalities, all adults, occurred in baltimore city, wicomico, and montgomery county. many are asking, when is my power going to come back on? lowell melser joins us and i hope you have a couple of answers for us. >> i wish i had a magic want and could make it all better for folks, but unfortunately, that is not the case. as we speak, according to the b g e website, more than 213,000 people are without power in the area, but progress is being made. an example here in waverly within the last hour, a crew from upstate new york finish the majority of its work here. you can see debris left behind from a tree that was resting on a power line. the still appears to be some work to be done, as power has not been restored to this neighborhood, despite the progress that was made. workers told us earlier people just have to be patient. >> it is what we do. it is like a doctor gets out of bed in the middle of the warning to go deliver a baby because that is what he does. when there is a power problem, we respond. >> dave is one of 1400 utility members from
at the baltimore city police departments say they want to recruit more city residents to the force. fewer than 20% of the last graduating class actually live in the city limits. recruiters say officers will be patrolling -- allows them to perform better on duty. >> we want people that live here in the city, who understand the city, who know the city. people from the neighborhoods in the city and understand the problems going on within the neighborhoods. >> officials within the department say new efforts are under way to help city residents to qualify as candidates. coming up on 11 news at noon, a demolition at penn state univ. one day after joe paterno's statue was taken down. a major flood captured in arizona. arizona. more on the raging i'm sticky and uncomfortable. try gold bond powder. medicated to protect, absorb, even relieve itching. -thanks, jimmy. -thank gold bond. ♪ this stuff works >> a day after the n.c.a.a. announced the sanctions against penn state, the wall behind the joe paterno statue was demolished. the backdrop memorialized the school's winning years of football. the n.c.a.a.
an update on that major sinkhole in baltimore city. that's really going to cause a lot of extra congestion. as you can see, east monument, six blocks north of patterson park. it is closed between patterson park boulevard and monford. to get around that. your alternates would be madison and even mcelderly. as far as the rest of the region goes, if you are traveling 95 in the northbound direction, heavy there from 395 to the 895 split. traffic does slow down again. as you approach the beltway, well past whitemarsh boulevard. traveling on the north side inner loop, to harford road. the west side inner loop, that's been a pretty steady delay this afternoon. 20 minutes there from southwestern boulevard around to security boulevard. traveling the harrisburg expressway, slowing there. in the southbound direction, things slow down to timonium road to the beltway. as far as accidents go, eastern avenue, at simmons. wilkens street. also east pratt at charles. >>> let's take a live look. you can see, traffic is crawling along there. approaching potee street. this traffic report is brought to you by t
and achieve them. 30-year-old of baltimore city, a math teacher, was own of 10,000 submissions. her plan was to get the girls at her elementary school to run a mile. >> we would run monday. in the end, they were able to accomplish their goal of running a mile and it was awesome. >> reporter: for ten weeks, kaitlyn tracked her progress online, vying for the chance to be one of the new chases of under armour, as one of their inspirational women and it worked. you brought a whole new light and we're excited to have you. under armour said kaitlyn's submission stood out the entire time. it was her selflessness that made her shine. she wins an under armour deal for training and athletic gear for a year. >> they got along better in class. it was good for the overall kids. >> reporter: under armour said the entire campaign was such a success, they plan to launch a similar one this fall. in baltimore city, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> the three inspirational women are from texas, tennessee, and missouri. good for all the girls who met their goals. >> a mile,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
... from... new york city... to... the... baltimore - washington area.../ when... the... a/c... seemed... to... stop working.../. crime... crime... and justice... reporter... joy lepola explains.../first on fox.../ as... temperatures... rose.../ so... did temper. tempers. ((pkg)) it all started after midnight on this bus headed from new york. nat pop some passengers recorded the ordeal on their cell phone. the trouble began... after a passenger asked if the air conditioning was broken.15:20 i was getting hot and sweaty other customers were taking there and fanning themselves after the driver was approached.... tempers flared. (corrina) 17:52 she was going down 95 and she was like ruur and it's a double decker. ford who underwent spinal surgery was jolted along with everyone else.(corrina) 17:37 i'm just sitting there going wow this is really crazy this is my first trip to manhattan never drove a bus there i always drove myself for reason's like this. it was the beginning of a long trip home. after getting back on 95.... the bus pulled over again
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